Mindy Magyar is an accomplished designer and educator with experience in art/design, design strategy, and business development. Before joining RIT's Industrial Design faculty, Ms. Magyar managed large-scale capital projects for Smithsonian Enterprises, partnering with the Smithsonian’s museums to design and develop the commercial activities of the Institution. She was also a founding faculty member of the MBA/MA Design Leadership Program, a dual degree program at Maryland Institute College of Art and Johns Hopkins University focused on building the management and innovation capacity of designers, engineers, and business people aiming to be transformative leaders.
She began her career as a financial analyst at JP Morgan, where she guided the portfolios of corporate clients and, later, proprietary investors through research. Mindy has an MBA from the Wharton School, an MFA from the Cranbrook Academy of Art and a BS in Chemical Engineering and American Indian Studies from Cornell University. In her spare time, Ms. Magyar volunteers as a Board Member for Creative Startups.